Whole, unpeeled garlic cloves roast along with butternut squash in this aromatic side dish. Give each guest a couple of garlic cloves, and invite them to extract the mellow roasted pulp over the squash.
10 cup (2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 garlic cloves, unpeeled
8 fresh thyme sprigs
6 bay leaves
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Combine all of the ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 45 minutes or until tender, stirring after 20 minutes. Discard thyme and bay leaves before serving.